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I may have gone a little nuts, but bear with me. These are GOOD.
Steeped 3 tbsp tea in 1.5-ish cups (organic, 3.5% aka “homo”) milk. I heated the milk, then steeped 5 minutes at a not-boiling temperature. Then I strained the mess, and added in 1.5 tbsp corn starch and 3 tbsp maple sugar. Back on the heat, stirring until it started to thicken. Strained back into my pitcher. Poured into popsicle molds.
SO GOOD. And the texture seems right, too! This is exciting. :D Maybe a little less sugar next time, maybe not. I’ll have to try this with other teas now. I wonder if corn starch works at all with non-milk teas, or if the texture/taste/look would be terribad. I ordered some beef gelatin, so I should be able to try a Jello-style tea popsicle by the end of next week. So excited! :D
i think i finally figured out what it is that i dislike about this tea. It’s the nutty after taste. I love the maple flavour, though it could be even more present…and the base has a great taste to it..but the weird nutty flavour that it also present in this is what i don’t like. it’s like having nuts in brownines…ick. way to interupt the smooth deliciousness of the chocolate…or in this case, maple. i’ll enjoy the last few cups i have but this doesn’t need to be a reorder…which is ok with me since steam is lacking in the online storefront :(
(163) I already miss this tea, and I haven’t even finished my cup. :P
Also, I’m sorta impressed that I’m down to 163 teas. I haven’t been focusing on sipdowns lately but I guess I’m in the habit of reaching for teas who are nearly done as I alternate between absolute favorites, and trying smaller samples. It should be easy to hit 150 this month, even with the 9 teas from Butiki I have incoming!
mmmm having a cup of this while hanging out on the balcony watching the rain roll in. dark gloomy clouds, bringing the fresh scent of rain to clean away the day’s dirt and mess. i adore rain..sadly ontario just doesn’t do rainstorms like alberta…the kind where you just want to run in to the middle of the street and dance in the rain…cool droplets of rain, splattering on the hot, dry sidewalks, sizzling as they hit the pavement until the rain begins to overtake the concrete jungle…pooling water, as it travels across the slate grey…searching for a way into the soil…
I had this as a latte last night and it was deeelicious! thanks for the thought ombsrsly this is a tea that i would consider stocking as part of my few flavoured puerhs tha ti enjoy, though it’s not my all time favourite. I do relaly like the combination they have going on here though. Thanks for letting me try this one out omg!
Final Count yesterday: 169 because of the awesomeness of Dexter…i’ll forgive you this time! ;)
last cup of the day! mostly because i’ll be peeing all night and because i wanted something to drink while catch up with a show before bed. I’ve been trying to get a bit more sleep these days only because it will stop me from letting the hulk out at work. Soooo it’s this cup, a good book or show and a happy sigh that i should be able to hit 150 by the end of the weekend…maaaybe even the start heh.
Final Count: 160
thank you omgsrsly this one isn’t bad. it’s still not the pear tea i want it to be… somewhere between 5-9 mins is the sweet spot. 5 mins isn’t enough pear and 9+ mins is too rooibosy. but it’s been fun to try this one. The rest of this is off to dexter to try out whenever her box fills up on this end heh
must remember to have the last of this as a latte. Another sample from OMGSRSLY?!?!?! because i have to get my drink on! Not a sipdown but it’s one step closer to one…and a step closer to getting rid of the boxes of samples in my house at the moment lol I’m not sure what a hazelberry is…but this is tasty and delicious and i will be enjoying more!
thank you omgsrsly for braving the PEAR to pick this upt for me (and i think dexter?) I am actually really enjoying this one, though i think i’ll let it steep a little longer next time as the rooibos is coming through but not enough of the pear is. This is pear juice. like the juice from fruit cups…except mixed with the rooibos it’s not nearly as sweet or intense…it’s tasty delicious. i just want.moar.pear. :)
Every time I saw this reviewed, I would get really excited about it because everyone makes it sound so good but when I read the ingredients I lose interest because it is filled with a whole bunch of things I tend to avoid. However, when I was visiting Sil, she have me a sample so I could finally try it for myself. Sipping it now, I want to love it. I really, really do but I am getting a whole lot of cardamom, a little but of dark chocolate, and not much else. It’s not bad but it’s not something I personally would stock. Nonetheless, thank you Sil for the opportunity to see for myself what this tea is all about and I am especially grateful because I know how much of a fan you are :)
Aw crap. I guess I lied when I said the last note was my last note.
I forgot I drank the rest of this sample from Courtney earlier tonight while my hubby and I were watching the making of Diagon Alley special to ramp up our excitement for our trip to Florida in the fall.
I was also working on a banner for my mom’s surprise birthday/retirement party this weekend.
That is to say, I was majorly distracted as I drank this.
I addd milk. It was a comforting cup. But not nearly as mapley as I’d like a maple tea to be.
Probably if you would just give me pure maple syrup to drink, that would maybe be mapley enough.
I’m a tough Canadian to please!
Thanks for sending this for me to try, Courtney, I can cross it off my list now! :)
soooo good! the day/night was a little cooler today so this was fantastic tonight. thank you so much again and again and again omgsrsly best, “i’m calling it a birthday tea present ’cause i want to” so far LOL :)
Final Count: After my verdant order; omgsrsly’s tea and my teavivre winnings i’m back up to 187. sigh
MINE! ALL MINE! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…
that’s right. thank you omgsrsly i am in my happy place tonight..painted house, chilling in my bedroom chair, sipping on this glorious tea before bed. My cupboard hates you…but i have nothing but love….sweeet smelly brown box love. grin
Final Count: 181
I think something must be wrong with my tastebuds, because I was so excited for maple but really got a total lack of flavour from my cup.
I think that’s because coming from New Brunswick I know how delicious real maple is, so I expect a maple tea at the very least should taste like it would with real maple syrup added to it. This was so faint!
I will try again later with the rest of my sample, maybe with the addition of some real syrup :)
Thank you for sending it my way to try, Courtney!
this one really makes me happy at night. it’s like a kick in the pants sort of tea but yet not. Enjoying this one while working our way through season 4 of fringe and catching up on hannibal. This week is going to be a doozy so we’re trying to have a quiet evening. I love the chocolate and spicy kick to this tea. There are some really great gems out there from companies…you just have to have awesome friends who share them with you :)
Final Count: 182 [70 samples = fake cupboard at 112 with a week and a half to go! 1 tea from October left in my cupboard and 4 from December…not too shabby]
Why am I trying this tea? Because Sil and Anna are mean, that’s why. They should know that I have to try almost all the teas (almost because there are some things that are just “no’s”).
So it’s pear. Ripe jelly bean pear. And rooibos. Yep.
It’s not terrible, but I really dislike ripe pears. Please give them to me when they are hard and crunchy. Thanks.
Flavors: Pear, Rooibos